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- Department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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- Minor in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)
- Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
- Department of Nursing
- Department of Occupational Therapy
- Department of Radiologic Sciences
- Course Descriptions
The successful applicant for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program must meet the general admissions requirements for admission to Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) and the following requirements:
Submit the AS Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Application once admitted to the University. The application can be accessed at http://my.adu.edu.
A minimum admissions GPA of 2.70 in high school or on a minimum of 12 college credits. GPAs presented to the Admissions Committee for each applicant will be a cumulative record of all college-level work.
Complete prerequisite courses by the program start date. Prerequisite courses are College Algebra, English Composition I, and Survey of Physics. Applicants that have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits at Adventist University and have completed the prerequisite courses by the admission deadline will be given preference for program admission. Applicants should be advised that all three prerequisite courses must be completed by the program start date.
A minimum GPA of 2.50 in English, mathematics, and science courses.
A minimum ACT composite score of 19 with an individual score of 19 in math. Applicants with 24 or more credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from taking the ACT.
Submit two recommendations on ADU Recommendation Forms. If an applicant to an undergraduate program has completed at least one trimester at Adventist University of Health Sciences before being admitted to a program, one of the two recommendations must come from any Adventist University faculty member, adjunct professor, tutoring coordinator, chaplain, or academic coach/advisor. Special recommendation forms for this requirement are available in the Office of Enrollment Services.
Submit an essay explaining the applicant's interest in becoming a sonographer that clearly identifies which track he or she is applying for and reasons for selecting a faith-based institution, including how the applicant feels he or she fits within the mission of the University.
Admission into all professional programs is competitive. Each program has a maximum number of students that can be admitted each year. Students meeting the admission requirements for a given program qualify to be considered for admission to that program. However, due to the competitive nature of each program's admission process, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Students may be given preferential consideration for admission to degree and certificate programs when they have successfully completed 12 college-level hours at Adventist University.
Each applicant accepted to an on-campus professional program is expected to pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 to reserve his or her place in the program. The applicant’s acceptance letter will contain a deposit amount and deadline indicating when the deposit must be received by the University. Once the student enrolls in the program, this deposit will be applied toward the student’s account. Students who have paid the deposit, but decide not to enroll in the program, will forfeit the deposit. If that student is admitted to the same program at a later date, he or she will be required to pay the full deposit amount again. If an applicant is admitted to a program with prerequisites in progress and becomes ineligible for admission due to his or her grades, a full refund will be provided. A professional program deposit is not transferable to another department. Distance Education students are not required to pay a program deposit.